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Subject: Re: NEA vs. Homeschooling Date: 9/12/2000 11:47 AM
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I had to giggle as I realized how many of the homeschool co-op classes I know about are taught by former public school teachers who have compared the "academic opportunities" of homeschool and ps and chosen the former for their own kids.

I think it's hilarious when the "talking heads" for the NEA, the DOE, and all the rest of the acronyms say that the home-schoolers aren't getting as good an education.

They want the parents directly involved in the students education, which a home-schooling parent is; they want the classes taught by "their" professionals, which most of the co-ops are; they want higher pay for the teachers, which they get when doing the same number of co-op classes compared to ps; they want smaller student-teacher ratios, which the co-op classes have. The main differences I notice are that the administrators are gone, the "school" building is gone, and the control all these various "acronyms" have is gone, and along with these things, the cost of them is gone, too.

P.S. A sidebar to Gene, have you checked into giving home school classes yet?
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